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A 46-year-old member asked:

Can you get a yeast infection in eyes?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Daniel Coden
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Yes, but rarely: A true yeast, or fungal eye infection is quite rare, but is occasionally seen. If the surface layer of the cornea is disrupted and the patient's immune system is compromised or if they are on topical steroids, the chance is increased. These corneal ulcers can be very difficult to eradicate.
Dr. Christopher Cirino
Infectious Disease 24 years experience
Unlikely but serious: Usually these types of infections would be after trauma/contacts(fungal keratitis) or w/underlying. Risk factor that would affect someone's immune status, e.g a Candidal blood stream infection (endophthalmitis) from a line infection. These are not things that usually occur without a risk factor. If it is just an area of redness along the lids or conjunctivitis, it would most likely be allergic.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

Can you get yeast infection in your eye?

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Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
Not without trauma: If you are healthy just getting a yeast infection in the eye is difficult. Now if you are compromised or have had a recent trauma or eye surgery you definitely cam get fungal infections. If you fear one, please see your ophthalmologist.
Last updated Mar 22, 2020


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